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Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 21, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Closing a door to identity thieves

Steve Tripoli | Sep 21, 2007
Consumer groups and the big three credit reporting bureaus have been feuding for some time over when and how consumers can keep their histories from being released -- especially to fend off identity thieves. Now there's a break in that battle. Steve Tripoli reports.

FDA bill stops short of drug-ad bans

Steve Henn | Sep 21, 2007
The Senate has passed a bill that gives the Food and Drug Administration new powers to monitor drugs after they hit the market. But some consumer advocates had hoped the bill would go further at reining in drug ads. Steve Henn explains.
Posted In: Health

Mattel to China: We didn't play nice

Jill Barshay | Sep 21, 2007
Mattel issued a statement today. No, not another toy recall. This one was an apology to the people of China. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Health, Retail

Gas-price rise expected to trickle out

Jeff Tyler | Sep 21, 2007
Crude oil closed at $81.62 a barrel in New York today, up 35% since January. And yet, the mysteries of the refining pipeline have kept gas prices essentially flat since the beginning of summer. Jeff Tyler reports on the disconnect -- and why it's not expected to last.
Posted In: Retail

'We don't feel free at all'

Gretchen Wilson | Sep 21, 2007
South Africa's economy is growing at almost 5% a year, with prosperity visible in major cities. But 13 years after the nation's first democratic elections, the boom hasn't trickled down to the poorest communities. And angry residents are speaking out. Gretchen Wilson reports.

That Paycheck Squeeze

Chris Farrell | Sep 21, 2007
Do you feel that you haven't had a real raise in years? There's good reason. Here are some numbers drawn from the latest issue of Business Week. ...

The Inflation Tea Leaves?

Chris Farrell | Sep 21, 2007
What story is the market telling us? The stock market rallied on the Fed rate cut of half-a-point. So far, so good....

Congress can't deny drug ads' pull

Steve Henn | Sep 21, 2007
The Senate passed a bill last night ensuring new funding and ad-monitoring powers for the Food and Drug Administration. But media companies made sure Congress was careful about the language used in the bill. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Health

My Bag, BFF for Another Week...

Tess Vigeland | Sep 21, 2007
My Best Friend the Bag -- with me until the end of the Trash Challenge......